Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (18th May, 2016)

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Bible, Christianity, Devotional, Religion
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Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Acts 10:9-16

But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people…

Jeremiah 7:23

The apostle Peter had grown up knowing that certain things were right and certain things were wrong. Being a devout Jew, Peter would never eat certain animals. And Peter would also not have anything to do with Gentiles according to his Jewish tradition. But God wanted to take the Gospel beyond the Jews. He needed a vessel that would obey him and set aside all the knowledge of good and evil that he had.

Peter had a dream: “About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. It contained all kinds of fourfooted animals, as well as reptiles of the earth and birds of the air. Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven” (Acts 10:9-16, NIV).

Peter argued with the Lord because he knew what was right and he knew what was wrong. Oh, how easy it is to become rigid and crystallized in one direction when we have served God for a while. If it were not for the grace of God and His mercies, we would all be lost in delusions of self-righteousness.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills


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